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Vassar golf jamboree results

VASSAR — The Greater Thumb West saw its first golf action of the season, Wednesday at Vassar Golf & Country Club. The host Vulcans finished first, followed by Bad Axe, Cass City, Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port and Unionville-Sebewaing Area. For the Hatchets ...

Men's basketball hands out team awards

HOUGHTON -- The Michigan Tech men's basketball today announced its team ...
behind the 3-point arc while shooting 38.9 percent from long range. Senior Troy Hecht (Vassar, Mich.) gained the Harold Meese Sportsmanship Award. He played in all 28 games ...

Ubly softball starts season strong

Dekoski said the Bearcats also fared well at a tournament in Vassar over the weekend. Ubly beat Sandusky 5-1 and Mayville 3-0 before being edged out by Millington in a 1-0 game that went nine innings.

Lady ‘Skins go 3-3 in opening week of softball

VASSAR - The Sandusky softball squad capped off a busy opening week of play by dividing games at the Vassar tournament on Saturday. The Lady Redskins whipped Mayville, 16-1, in the consolation game to finish the week with a 3-3 record. Earlier in the day ...

Vassar, Michigan Vacation Rentals

Vassar, Michigan offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Vassar, MI, there's surely a great local vacation home rental available ...

Waterford Schools interviewing school superintendent candidates this week

The following candidates were selected for interviews: 6 p.m., Thomas Palmer, superintendent, Vassar Public Schools/Millington Community ...
She has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Michigan, and she worked as a senior editor for ...

Michigan's historic theaters seek untraditional funding for expensive restorations

in Manistee partnered with the state's Pure Michigan tourism brand and named one of their screens the "Pure Michigan Theatre." In Vassar, the previous owner of the Vassar Theater raised $72,737 on a crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign to update to digital ...

Vassar 58, Reese 49: Vulcans hold off Reese, hands Rockets second Greater Thumb loss

VASSAR, MI — Vassar exacted a bit of revenge and dealt Reese a conference blow Friday, handing the Rockets their second Greater Thumb loss, 58-49, in the Saginaw News Game of the Week. Vassar built a 30-18 halftime lead then held off the Rockets in the ...

MELVIN J. MARTIN Vassar, Michigan

MELVIN J. MARTIN Vassar, Michigan Melvin Jay Martin, age 95 years, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Covenant Health Care in Saginaw. He was born on February 6, 1919 in Vassar, the son of the late William J. and Anna H. (Kennard) Martin.

Illegal Immigration: Michigan Town Protests Arrival Of Busloads Of Children

Concerned citizens in Vassar converged upon the city hall building Tuesday ...
U.S. Representative Candice Miller issued the following statement about the arrival of illegal immigrants in Michigan: “The ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern border ...

04/24 Links Pt2: Israel ranked 11th happiest country in the world; Falk justifies Hamas terror

From Ian: Israel ranked 11th happiest country in the world The annual World Happiness Report published on Thursday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has ranked Israel as the 1…

Photos from the 2015 Men’s College Squash Team Championships: Vassar and Bard #8s

Hartford, CT — At the 2015 Men’s College Squash Association National Team Championships, Vassar faced Bard in the H Division final. At the match at the #8 position, Satwik Srikrishnan (Bard) and Tim …

Phil Vassar & Mike Reid to Duel for WAVES

Award-winning singer/songwriters Mike Reid and Phil Vassar have been confirmed to perform at the inaugural Dueling Pianos for Waves event on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at BA Properties in Franklin, TN. Pa…

MIT Students Claim Israel Celebration Makes Them Feel “Unsafe”

On Thursday, the State of Israel is celebrating her 67th birthday. Naturally, pro-Israel college students nationwide have organized celebratory gatherings – ranging from guest speakers to culturally (…

Inside American Students' Fight For Justice in Palestine

uconnharassment: The challenges are formidable, but so is their determination.                                  By Donna Nevel/AlterNet           April 13, 2015            As someone…

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Federal court backs Vassar College decision to expel student in sex case

NEW YORK – After a night of heavy drinking and sex in 2012, two Vassar College students traded Facebook messages suggesting the encounter was consensual. “I’m really sorry I led you on,” the woman wro…

Phil Vassar at KMLE Country Thunder 2015!!

As always it’s an absolute pleasure to bring to you artist like Phil Vassar at KMLE Country Thunder 2015! He was amazing this evening so in case you missed out, check out his pictures right here..

Phil Vassar Plays Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in Rancho Cucamonga [Setlist]

Even before Phil Vassar released his debut single “Carlene” in 1999, he’d already made quite a name for himself, having written several huge hits like Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright,” Ti…

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/10/2015

This weekend in the Catskills and surrounding area: books, daguerreotypes, pastels, Brubeck, and poetry: what can be better? Writers in the Mountains’ “Meet the Authors” Book Festival Writers in the…


The situation of health coverage in in VASSAR MICHIGAN

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 



Tips to Prevent Data Theft in VASSAR MICHIGAN

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.


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Ten Most Wanted

The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Select the images of suspects to display more information.












    Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - First Degree Murder (3 Counts), Arson of an Occupied Structure

    REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Robert William Fisher.

    Robert William Fisher is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona in April of 2001.

    Fisher is physically fit and is an avid oupoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. He has a noticeable gold crown on his upper left first bicuspid tooth. He may walk with an exaggerated erect posture and his chest pushed out due to a lower back injury. Fisher is known to chew tobacco heavily. He has ties to New Mexico and Florida. Fisher is believed to be in possession of several weapons, including a high-powered rifle.

    Fisher has surgical scars on his lower back.

    • Robert W. Fisher



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